AOF Award Announcements

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2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Pediatric Medicine September 18, 2016 Jennifer Berkovich, DO is known for being an exemplary student, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology, with Magna Cum Laude distinction from Loyola University Chicago and induction into the Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society during her time at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In the Pediatric Residency Program at Nicklaus...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine September 18, 2016 When asked why Abby Sapp, DO is deserving of this award, Bradley S. Coolidge, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) said “I believe her personal journey through the program has helped her become the outstanding person she is and how her engagement in the process of learning to be a doctor has taught her how to be...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine September 18, 2016 Described as a physician who “truly embodies the spirit of the osteopathic philosophy and practice” Precious Barns, DO is a board certified Family Medicine Physician who is currently completing the Plus One NMM/OMM Program at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). She is known by her colleagues as a physician who recognizes and respects the potentials of a...
2016 Karen J. Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award September 17, 2016 In a small amount of time, Student Doctor Sethi has not only participated in leadership experiences, she has made change and used her talents for the betterment of the future of the osteopathic profession – the osteopathic medical students. “She is committed to her work through an innate voice and unshakable compass; she will multiply her talents by fostering the talent in others.  She is a true...
2016 Physician of the Year September 17, 2016 Caring. Compassionate. Giving. Dedicated. Leader. Activist. Busy. These are just a few words colleagues use to describe James M. Lally, DO, a practicing physician, director of a family medicine residency program, and dedicated volunteer as well as President and Chief Medical Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC).  Dr. Lally’s route to medicine included 15 years in the U.S. Army Special...
2016 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award Winner September 17, 2016 It’s rare to see a physician so young have so much experience. But for Jay Bhatt, DO, leadership has been tried and tested. His definition of leadership comes from community organizer and Professor Marshall Ganz, who says that leadership is enabling purpose in the face of uncertainty. In every academic center, government body or clinic he serves, he finds a way to empower communities to change...

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